1. This is desperately needed.  The attitudes that officers hold about mental health is absolutely revolting. The school that I went to to receive my counselling training had a policing and corrections program.  My counselling instructor told us that every single time he does suicide intervention training with the policing and corrections class, or with police departments in the community, there are always several people that say, “Let them fucking jump”, when asked how they would respond to a potential jumper call. 

     

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  5. Psychiatric meds: they’re like a chemical liberation army but at the same time, shackles that are swallowed and cost more than their weight in gold.

     

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  8. What I need during an anxiety attack

     

  9. I am a huge fan of this article. Give it to all your friends and loved ones to read.

     

  10. This has been talked about since before I started junior high/ high school which was 16 years ago. When is it ever going to be taken seriously?

     

  11. n0t-quite-n0rmal:

    deansass:

    my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.” 

    I was about to get really angry but it took a different turn than I expected
    we really need more teachers like this 

    This teacher!!

    (via bipolarandhopeful)

     

  12. "

    My world is about FEELings. Sometimes, these feelings run so deep I fear I will drown.

    Creatively, it’s a dream to be so sensitive. In real life, it’s exhausting, as I tread water to keep myself from sinking.

    "
    — Jaeda DeWalt
     

  13. When you have the slightest symptoms and your loved ones overreact like:

    "Here ya go"

     

  14. Updated Info

    Hi everyone:

    I recently updated my “About” page, so if you would like to know a little bit more about me and why I started A Bipolar Blog, check it out!

    It appears that my “Submit” function is finally working.  Submissions are always welcome here!

     

  15. O.K. I’m now off my one week mental health hiatus